Dare Rosenthal doesn’t pay any mind to the early praises being sent his way as an incoming freshman at LSU.
“I don’t pay any attention to social media,” Rosenthal said.
The Ferriday High top recruit said it’s been a learning experience getting ready for the fall camp, which started Saturday.
“When I first came in it was kind of hard,” Rosenthal said. “It was like a long day of practice. Everything is really intense. I was really tired the first couple of days.”
Rosenthal said he enjoys working under renowned LSU trainer Tommy Moffitt.
“He pushes you to the best of your ability,” Rosenthal said. “If you start to slow down, he brings you a type of spirit to not think about how tired you are, but to keep you working.”
The 6-foot-8, 335-pound Rosenthal will keep his No. 51, a number he wore all through high school.
“I like that because that’s what I started with,” he said.
Rosenthal was considered the top defensive tackle in the state. He was a 4-star by ESPN, Rivals and Scout and was listed as the nation’s No. 18 overall defensive tackle and ranked as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the south region .
As a senior on the Ferriday team that advanced to the 2A semifinals, Rosenthal recorded 60 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, six sacks, five quarterback hurries, recovered four fumbles (two for TDs), blocked a field goal and registered an interception as a senior. He had 56 tackles, including 19 for losses, as a junior in 2016 ... Added seven sacks in 2016.
Rosenthal was offered to play offense or defense, but stressed to LSU head coach Ed Orgeron that he wanted to play on the defensive line.
“I love defense,” Rosenthal said. “And I am 100 percent about my choice now.”
Rosenthal said he is learning a lot from LSU junior defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence, who prepped at Neville.
“We keep in contact with each other every day,” Rosenthal said.
Rosenthal said he feels like he can get some playing time this season.
“I’m just looking forward to getting in there and mixing it up,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in what I can do. I’m looking forward to any opportunity I can get.”